Commuters head toward the Acela for their morning commute northbound in Washington last September. (Marvin Joseph/The Post)
Commuters head toward the Acela for their morning commute northbound in Washington last September. (Marvin Joseph/The Post)

Amtrak is making ‘saver’ tickets nonrefundable, embracing airlines-like fare policy

New rules begin March 1, ending flexibility to rebook low-end fares — an option that has set the railroad apart from air travel.
Analysis

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Perspective

You can borrow for retirement. It’s called a reverse mortgage.

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The next few weeks will be crunchtime for U.S. companies awaiting a dizzying array of products from stalled Chinese factories.
The emergency spending request includes $1.25 billion in new funds and access to $535 million that had been set aside to fight Ebola.
The Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq are in steep decline as the deadly outbreak expands in South Korea, Italy and Iran.
South Carolina congressman James Clyburn proposed a race-neutral anti-poverty program a decade ago. Presidential candidates recast it as compensation for slavery.
Agency officials want to bring delinquent taxpayers into compliance.

A report released Thursday by the Government Accountability Office found structural deficiencies in buildings that are used to house nuclear waste at a former plutonium plant in rural Washington state.
In a sign that investors are uncommonly nervous, the bond yields on Friday flirted with historic lows. The drops have revived the recession fears of last summer.
Trump claimed the bailout would be paid for by "MASSIVE TARIFF MONEY COMING INTO THE USA!," igniting new criticisms.
President Trump lamented Oscar voters’ recent decision to name “Parasite,” the Korean-language thriller, as this year’s best picture. But it turns out “Parasite” won thanks to the backing of the very type of all-American character Trump complained the Oscars overlooked — a Texas car-dealership mogul.
The settlement addresses systemic consumer abuses sparked by the bank’s admission in 2016 that it had opened millions of fake accounts customers didn’t want.
A tax benefit for donating stock perhaps will spur other companies to make similar donations of appreciated holdings
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